Top 5 Technologies for Teachers

Technology and education are becoming virtually synonymous. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom, and  Internet access was available for 93 percent of classrooms in America. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom is 5.3 to 1. Applications, smartphones, SMARTboards,  new hardware and more advanced software has driven advancement of our lesson plans, maximized our reach as a teacher, and a...
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Organically promote Study Abroad through Learning Objectives & Outcomes

In spite of extensive promotion and repeated inclusion of Study Abroad as a priority in university goals, there seems to be a certain level of contradiction at work. We want students to study abroad, because of the great value it provides academically, personally, professionally, but we don't think it’s important enough to be included in undergraduate degree requirements. Mixed Messages When messages are mixed, they don’t work well. What we need are clear and unified values. When we don't ...
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Turn a Study Abroad Experience into a Resume Builder

by Barbara Jolie, frequent contributor to Online Classes College students enroll in study abroad programs for a variety of reasons. Some want to improve their foreign language skills, others are excited about experiencing a different culture, and still others are looking for a change of scenery after spending several semesters at one academic institution. Whatever the reasons behind a student's desire to study abroad, it's important for faculty advisors to help them make the most of their...
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Study Abroad Class Project: International Research Proposals

by Maria Rainier, First In Education It can be difficult to obtain the resources to fund serious undergraduate research, but proposals are great practice and can help students get excited about conducting their own research projects. To encourage the spirit of inquiry, the understanding of how much work goes into research, and the appreciation of international subjects, you can assign international research proposals as a project throughout your students’ study abroad experience. Dependin...
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